“The poems we learn when we’re young stay with us for the rest of our lives. They become embedded in our thinking, and when we bring them to mind, or to our lips, they remind us who we are as people, and the things we believe in. They become personal and invaluable, and what’s more they are free gifts – there for the taking. We call it learning by heart, and I think such learning can only make our hearts bigger and stronger.”
Simon Armitage

(Source: Poetry By Heart)

We know that when we memorize a poem, it becomes a part of us forever. That is why we are so proud to announce the launch of our 1st Annual Primary School Poetry Recitation Contest.

For this competition we are asking all the children in Years 1 to 6 to learn one poem by heart from the ones read in class. The children will be reciting their poems to their classmates and teachers. One student from each Year group will go through to the Grand Final on 14th February.

We are amazed at the enthusiasm our pupils are showing during their poetry lessons and we are sure they will not only gain self-confidence but they will also deepen their understanding of the language, improve their pronunciation and develop memorization skills.
Don’t miss the videos we’ll be sharing soon!